Fenway Park

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Everyone has seen them: the floodlights of Fenway Park, bright and blinding through windows, seemingly visible from any point in the Commonwealth.

Of course, that artificial daylight is necessary in the park, where players are trying to track the ball and fans are making sure they aren’t spilling their beers. But the brighter the light, the bigger the waste.

Boston-based LED lighting company Digital Lumens thinks it has an answer: LED lights that can be dimmed and independently aimed from a connected touchscreen.More →

Jason Heard got to Fenway Park at noon for Monday’s Red Sox home opener, but he wasn’t there to watch the game. Instead, Heard was working for a parking lot tucked behind the ballpark, waving cars into an alley with a bright orange flag.

Fifty dollars per carload for the prime spots. If that seems steep, the market didn’t think so — an hour and a half before the first pitch, Heard was using his flag to tell people there were no more spots to be had.More →

Boston startup VerbalCare left Fenway Park $15,000 richer tonight, after winning the “Fast Pitch” competition put on by WeWork, which operates a network of shared office spaces. The competition pitted three Boston teams against three from New York, and asked audience members to vote on the idea they liked best, so there may have been just a wee bit of a home field advantage. VerbalCare makes a tablet app to help patients at hospitals communicate with caregivers, and give administrators better insight into the patient’s experience. The company has been conducting a pilot at the Franciscan Hospital for Children in Brighton. I covered VerbalCare earlier this year; and in 2013 they were guests on an episode of The Entrepreneurs Grill.More →